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Any on the wall yet? #5544633 01/15/15 05:11 PM
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Picked up my mallard last night. Came out great. A buddy of mine's little brother goes to A&M and does mounts on winter and summer breaks. He does a pretty good job I think! He did my merganser and Wigeon last year.

Let's see your mounts!




Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544676 01/15/15 05:26 PM
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if your happy with it thats all that matters up

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Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544681 01/15/15 05:28 PM
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Glad you're happy with it


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Just sent this redhead to Birdman Studios



Bufflehead and wigeon in the freezer are next.

He is a year out though. This time next year maybe I'll be able to post some pics.

Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544734 01/15/15 05:47 PM
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Nice! only got one redhead this year.. he was young. and must have been lost. First one we've seen where I hunt.

Garrett and Hayraker.. I'm a teacher. Can't be spending $300+ for top of the line. A friend of mine does a pretty good job for a good price so I'm gonna go that route! He's self-taught and learning, but he does a pretty good job I think!

Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544744 01/15/15 05:50 PM
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oh I'm not knocking your mount, I have a couple of birds in the freezer because I cant cough up the money right now so I understand up


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Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544762 01/15/15 05:55 PM
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Nice birds.Here are my mounts.





Banded Surf Scotter and Common





Sprig is only about 3.5" long but it was banded.









Shane Smith in Alabama is finsihing one like this for me as well.
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Need to find a place for my Blackbuck and Alligator.


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Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544776 01/15/15 06:02 PM
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Trozacky those are beautiful! Harlis are probably my favorite bird, but I doubt I'll ever get the chance to go after them!

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DuckCoach1985 They guide we used last year is in Seldovia, AK. The trip was much more affordable ( especially if you airline miles) than I ever thought. I spent twice as much on taxidermy as I did on the hunt. If you ever want the info just shot me a PM.

Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544848 01/15/15 06:29 PM
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A Harlie hunt is my dream for sure... one of these days...

Re: Any on the wall yet? [Re: DuckCoach1985] #5544934 01/15/15 07:03 PM
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Thanks for the info!

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I sure would like an Oldsquaw!!!


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DuckCoach, I like that mount! Really feel he captured the "backpedaling" look with the wings and landing gear. Then again, y'all can probably tell by my username that I'm a sucker for such things up Cool hobby for a college student!

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Just got this back from NTX waterfowl on here, haven't had a chance to take a picture of it in its new spot.


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Good looking mounts

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Originally Posted By: FeetDown
DuckCoach, I like that mount! Really feel he captured the "backpedaling" look with the wings and landing gear. Then again, y'all can probably tell by my username that I'm a sucker for such things up Cool hobby for a college student!


Thanks, that's what I told him I wanted! I'll be sure to pass on the compliment.

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Just my 3rd season Waterfowling. I really dig it. This was my first Pintail Drake I shot last Jan.



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Beautiful work.


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My bro shot this really nice double banded (Reward Band)Mottled Duck last season and just now got it back from the taxi(Overalls Taxidermy in New Caney). I haven't shot any mount birds in several seasons.



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That black duck is badass!!!

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It's actually a Mottled duck.


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Here is all I have in my office.

First and second pintail:


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and then a pterodactyl that was my dog's last bird to retrieve:


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Those are nice! Like the pintail poses! got 2 GWT last sunday to close the season, they're in the freezer about to head to the Taxi. Thatll be 3 on the wall for me this year.

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My first and only mount so far. A friend mounted him for me last year. Considering he didn't have much experience mounting waterfowl I think it came out pretty good.


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I've got a storm wigeon with NTX Waterfowl right now. Can't wait to see the finished product.


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